Performance horse

Team Lia the Haflinger

I joined a team last weekend. A good friend invited me to play. I’ve never agreed to anything like this before and as I told my husband, “It makes me excited and nervous.” My day planner also said I should do something that scares me…so I said yes.  Yes, I will show a horse I…

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Day 2: A Masterclass with Charlotte Dujardin

What did I gallop home and try? Keep reading and find out…but first, let me tell you a bit more about the clinic. The clinic format was the same five riders each day. As an auditor, it was like watching five individual 45-minute riding lessons. Each horse was at a different level of training and…

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The Bare Facts About Bareback Riding!

“Stacy, I love all your videos on training! I have a question. On riding bareback, I know there are benefits for the rider such as balance and seat. I also know there are possible risks to the horse. So is it something I should include in my training of me and my horses or something…

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Multiple disciplines: Is fear holding you back?

I was wrong. That is a hard sentence for many people to say.  And without the ability to consider saying it…continue learning will be difficult. Learning is the process of opening your mind to new ideas. This is easier for children because they don’t have to say, “I had this idea but now I have…

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A reiner at a dressage show.

FEI World Cup Dressage, Omaha, Nebraska, March 2017 I have to admit…I feel a bit out of place.  Aside from attending a small schooling show this is the first dressage show I have attended with the intent of being an avid spectator and fan of the sport. I have had a life long fascination with…

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Complete list of Jobs that involve horses (almost)

“I am in love with horses and your blogs. Unfortunately I live in the city with no access to horses. I am sixteen and curious if you could give me a few possible jobs that involve horses, outside of vet and farrier.” Thanks Paula S. I remember when I was a kid the only jobs I…

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Championship vs Horsemanship written by Jesse Westfall

I’ve heard it said that the highest level of everything has a dark side. Whether you’re talking about athletics, business, government or the horse industry. The greed that we have as people is a sad thing to witness. To achieve something and show the world what we are is important to us and to do…

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What time of day is the best for training horses?

Most of the time we choose to train our horses as our schedule allows, first thing on a Saturday morning, just after school on a weekday or in the hour before dinner on a summer night. Others schedule to ride with their coaches once or twice a week, maybe 1:00 on Wednesdays or Tuesday and…

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